The Cherry Harvest is from beginning to end a romantic, heartbreaking, tragic and very real story of a family during wartime struggling to keep their farm. Being forced to have German prisoners work their harvest, brings unexpected twists and turns into their lives. I couldn't put it down, every page was drawing me in.
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Reading: The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna
It's the summer of 1944 in Door Country, Wisconsin, where even the lush cherry orchards and green lakeside farms can't escape the ravages of war with food rationed and money scarce, the Christiansen family struggles to hold on.
You can't help loving Frank,a nine year old genius, who lives in his own world.You would say he is eccentric by the way he dresses and acts but that is part of his charm. It is a story filled with many emotions and twists and wondering what he is up to next, as Alice soon finds out.
This is a truly captivating story of a mother's search for her missing child. One Sunday afternoon while walking in the park, Ben, her son asks if he can run up ahead and meet her at the swing and thinking he would be alright. she agrees and that is the last time she sees him. In the public eye she becomes the suspicious one and begins to doubt herself. Just recently divorced adds to her self doubt.
It's a page turner as scant clues, makes it harder for the police to find Ben. As she herself puts the pieces together, a surprise ending is in store.